Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Remembering the Past, Building Our Future: Herb Donation from Food Project at Long Hill

When studies of period early American gardens are done, they most often mention the inclusion of herb gardens, as every home would want to have these savory kitchen favorites within easy reach.

Thanks to our friends at the Food Project at Long Hill Trustees of the Reservations in Beverly, MA, Sargent House has received a welcome donation of thyme, oregano, mint and parsley for our herb garden by the kitchen ell. In case you aren't familiar, the Food Project at Long Hill runs a two-acre organic vegetable farm as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project.

The donated herbs have been planted amongst the flourishing chives. The new plantings may look small now, but with the wet and sultry summer ahead they will soon become full and lush, adding a special historical note to our growing gardens. 

It is just heartwarming how the community is reaching out to the Sargent House in appreciation of our recent garden enhancements. We're making great strides this year, with help from our friends!

Thanks so much, Long Hill! And, thanks to Board member Jo-Ann Michalak for transplanting, and Rachel Meyer for making the connection to Long Hill.

By Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard, Development Associate

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